Why is Resuscitation Education so important?
Cardiac arrest is a critical medical emergency that requires a prompt response to save lives. In the UK alone, ambulance services receive an estimated 60,000 cases of suspected cardiac arrest every year. However, resuscitation attempts are made in less than half of these cases, which is around 28,000, mainly because victims have been dead for several hours or have not received bystander CPR. Unfortunately, even when resuscitation is attempted, the survival rate is less than 10%, meaning only one in ten victims return home from the hospital.
Fortunately, there is a way to improve the survival rate of cardiac arrest victims. By training and empowering more bystanders to perform CPR and increasing the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), we can strengthen the community’s response to cardiac arrest and potentially save thousands of lives each year.
All of our courses can be delivered at your location at date and time to suit you
Our life support course is designed for anyone who is required to perform life support competently in an emergency situation prior to the arrival of emergency services. All training is delivered by qualified instructors who practise what they teach.
At least 2-2.5 contact hours
Assessment is continuous
Delegates who successfully complete the course will be given a certificate of attendance.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the chain of survival
- Demonstrate the principles of initial assessment and a structured approach
- Demonstrate appropriate use of resuscitation equipment including safe and effective use of the AED
- Provide effective BLS skills
- Demonstrate the management of choking casualties
- Demonstrate the management of an unconscious casualty
Course Structure and Programme
All candidates will receive a training pack including medical emergencies flow charts and action plans to use as an aide-memoire after the course.
The course will include:
- Incidence of cardiac arrest and the chain of survival
- Acute coronary syndromes – chest pain !
- Structured approach to management and teamwork
- Choking management – back blows and abdominal thrusts
- The unconscious patient and recovery position
- Rescue breaths and no Blow CPR (COVID)
- High quality CPR
- Use of resuscitation equipment including AED and oxygen
- Safety and hazards
- Maintenance of resuscitation equipment and audit
Frequently Asked Questions
In an emergency, every second counts, and knowing how to perform basic life support can mean the difference between life and death. This training equips you with the knowledge and skills to manage an emergency until professional help arrives. You’ll learn how to recognise signs of cardiac arrest, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and use an AED to restore a normal heart rhythm.
The course covers essential skills, such as how to assess a patient’s condition, perform CPR, and use an AED. You’ll also learn how to work as a team during an emergency and how to communicate effectively with medical professionals.
During the training, you’ll have hands-on experience with simulations and role-plays that mimic real-life scenarios, allowing you to practice and perfect your skills. Our experienced trainers will guide you through the course, ensuring that you have a thorough understanding of each skill.
By completing this course, you’ll gain the confidence and skills to manage a medical emergency, potentially saving a life. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge and practical skills to recognise and respond to cardiac arrest, choking, and other life-threatening situations.